December 16, 2005 Subject:
It's dead Jim
Interesting news story here.. It shows the Pan Pacific fairgrounds after the big fair. The grounds were still there, with the rides and buildings etc. But the usage of it was apparently held up because of debts to creditors etc. Wonder what finally happened. Probably demolished, correct?
June 15, 2004 Subject:
Some nice shots of a derelict World's Fair.
The 1939 World's Fair at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay was second only to the one that was going on in New York at the time (thanks to another amateur cameraman, we have a few hours of THAT fair preserved in vivid Kodachrome). There is only one color shot in this one, and that's the openning scene of an arch with people milling around in front of it. It's also the only shot that seems to have people in it. It's a shame none of these buildings survive, since they are so beautiful and fine examples of Art Deco at it's prime. One great shot has a pile of benches in the foreground, and there's another shot with a marquise reading "SALLY RAND". Also don't miss the OTHER cash register-shaped building!